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Sam Snead

Updated on May 16, 2018

Sam Snead: Golf Legend

One could argue that Sam Snead was one of the best athletes ever to play golf. That ability earned him the nickname 'Slammin Sam' because of his powerful, lengthy drives, Snead was also blessed with a remarkably smooth swing.

Sam Snead's amazing athletic ability, combined with his highly competitive nature, kept Sam a viable pro golfer well into his 70's.

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Snead won an incredible 84 tournaments on the American tour and an additional 80 worldwide.

Sam Snead Bio

Samuel Jackson "Sam" Snead (May 27, 1912 - May 23, 2002) was an American golfer who was one of the top players in the world for most of four decades. He and two others of the greatest golfers of all time, Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson, were born within six months of each other in 1912. He won a record 82 PGA Tour events and about 70 others worldwide. He won seven majors: three Masters, three PGA Championships, and one British Open. In spite of his great achievements, his reputation has always been slightly tainted by his failure to win a U.S. Open. Snead shares the record for most second-place finishes in that championship (4) with four others....(read more)

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Sam Snead Swing Video

Here the golf legend demonstrates his silky-smooth swing.

Sam Snead Quote

"These greens are so fast I have to hold my putter over the ball and hit it with the shadow."-Sam Snead

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      ohcaroline 6 years ago

      I watched him as a youngster. He had a beautiful swing and approach to the game.

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